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Happy 2014: Year of the Kigu

Hello everyone! We hope 2014 has been kind to you thus far! We've been pretty busy these past few months, hanging out at conventions, seeing all of your lovely faces, expanding our inventory, and making the world a cuter place one happy kigurumi wearer at a time. That being said, we have some things to catch you up on!

 
Nuit Blanche Renegade Parade: KIGURUMI STAMPEDE

This was such a magical night! We have so much love for all of you animals who came out, for the passers-by who joined in the procession, and for the amazingly talented DJs and crew that made this happen! Thank you all for your incredible positivity, your infectious spirit, and your sweet, sweet dance moves.

Check out our pictures here, courtesy of Lick My Lens Cap and Christine J Wilson Photography!

New Style Recap:

This fall we had the pleasure of rolling out two New Style Weeks. That means TEN new styles were added to the store, so for those of you who haven't followed us on Facebook yet, there are a whole bunch of onesies, from lemurs to puppies to unicorns, waiting to be added to your winter wishlists.
Check out our blog post on the subject for more pictures, links, and info!

 
Ottawa Pop Expo 2013

Winter can be a little too cold for parading around at night, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun! We took our kigurumi menagerie to the first annual Ottawa Pop Expo in early December. It was loads of fun. Long story short, Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) and Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes) wanted in on the onesie action, and we were happy to oblige.

Get the scoop here: The (Sleep) Walking Dead at Ottawa Pop Expo! And yes, they look disgustingly adorable. More pics on Facebook, too!


Aaaand... we now have gift cards in-store!

Gift cards are delivered by e-mail and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees and they never expire! Woohoo! More info on our blog!

Also, we accept bitcoin as payment, because we're just that awesome.

 
If you're wondering where you'll be able to find us in person, our next appearance will be at Gatineau's G-ANIME! G-Anime takes place January 25–27, 2014, at the Palais des congrès de Gatineau. We hope to see lots of kigurumi enthusiasts this year, so brave the cold and come say hello!


Anyway, so concludes our first hello of 2014... but before we go, make sure to KEEP IN TOUCH!

We love hearing from you guys! Your feedback is valuable to us, and knowing that we're making your lives just that much cuter makes our hearts flutter with joy. Remember: we have a monthly photo contest, and right now, we're running TWO giveaways (!!!), so be sure to enter them!

Details here and here!

Stay cosy! ❤
Kigurumi.ca

 

Kigurumi.ca is the official Canadian distributor of authentic SAZAC kigurumi. SAZAC is Japan's number one kigurumi manufacturer, and the quality of SAZAC onesies is unmatched around the world. Unfortunately, this means that many other manufacturers will try (and fail!) to mimic SAZAC products. It doesn't take much to notice a major difference in quality between authentic kigurumi and imitators' attempts.

Fake. vs. Real: Stitch Kigurumi

For starters, imitation kigurumi are generally made of much thinner fabric--sometimes crushed velvet, which deteriorates much more quickly than fleece, cotton, and poly--and are poorly stitched together. Fakes tend to have wonky-looking faces: crossed eyes, asymmetrical features, and visible stitch defects. Colours won't be nearly as vivid, lining is often missing altogether, and features such as sleeves, tails, ears, wings, etc., will be overall much more floppy and downright sad-looking.